Why Sydney’s summer of opera is unique in the world
After a nine-month hiatus, Opera Australia have returned to Sydney with a spectacular summer line-up including The Merry Widow, Ernani and Valentine’s Day’s sunset piazza.
Opera Australia artistic director Lyndon Terracini told Deborah Knight COVID-normal required a bit of adjustment, but allowed the 535 musicians, choristers and technicians furloughed by the pandemic to return to work.
“For all the artists performing again, it’s a wonderful thing.
“At the moment, we’re the only major opera company in the world that’s playing to a live audience.
“That’s a special thing for us.”
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